I was highly amused to see a story on CNN last night about a cat in Melbourne, Australia, whose owner successfully applied for a credit card in the cat's own name.
Katherine Campbell, Messiah's owner, wanted to see how strict the credit vetting was at her bank, the National Bank of Queensland, so she applied for a card in the cat's name.
Although I initially thought the card was simply an authorised user on Katherine's account, it seems that the cat got its very own card account, complete with a A$4,200 credit line.
"I just couldn't believe it," she said. "People need to be aware of this and banks need to have better security."
Campbell told reporters that the bank requested identification from Messiah, but just days later sent him a card without receiving any proof of identification.
Campbell said that the envelope containing her cat's card, the letter inside and the credit card itself were all addressed to Messiah Campbell.
And there's a lovely pic of Messiah - and her new card - here...